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From bestselling authors of Amish fiction come three charming stories of cozy quilting circles and budding romance.

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She has no plans of getting married. Marriage couldn’t be further from his mind. But can an Amish community with love on the brain bring two reluctant lovebirds together?

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A coffee war is brewing in Maple Falls, where Anita and Tanner are serving up plenty of steam to keep the town buzzing.

Books and Hooks Updates

Amish Travel Tips from Amanda Flower

I'm super excited to feature amazing author Amanda Flower here on the Books & Hooks Blog. She's the author of several mystery series, and she has two upcoming releases in April and May. Check out these sweet book covers: Amanda is sharing her favorite things to do...

What is A Yarn Swift?

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to learn how to use my ball winder and yarn swift. What are those, you ask? Ever see yarn that's wound into a hank, instead of a skein or ball? Here's an example: This yarn is called Pool Party, from Arkansas Yarn Co. As you can see,...

Kathleen Cooks: Colcannon

Recently in my Books & Hooks Facebook Group, I posted a recipe for Colcannon. If you don't know what Colcannon is, you're not alone because I didn't either until I found the recipe. Basically it's mashed potatoes with cabbage, green onion, and lots of butter mixed...

An Interview with Tina Loveless, Owner of Miss Tina’s Country Market

Tina and her husband Joseph in front of their store. Tina Loveless is an avid reader, a blogger, a promoter of Amish fiction and Amish fiction authors, and she also runs an Amish store! I recently asked Tina to answer some questions about her store, Miss Tina's Amish...

New Release: An Amish Picnic

I'm excited to announce that An Amish Picnic is available for purchase! I absolutely love this cover. This anthology includes stories by Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Vannetta Chapman, and me. My contribution is Reeling in Love, which is the story of Ira Yoder and Nina...

February Book Signing at Arkansas Yarn Co.–Recap

This past Saturday I signed copies of The Innkeeper's Bride at Arkansas Yarn Co. in Malvern, AR. This was my second book signing at this fabulous yarn store, and like the first one, it went great! I had a wonderful time--so much so that I only took a few pictures! I...

My Favorite Character: The Innkeeper’s Bride

Who is my favorite character in The Innkeeper's Bride? The answer might surprise you. I really loved Delilah. She's quite proud for an Amish woman, and more than a bit stubborn. But she has good motivations, and she's open to learning her lesson. I think her biggest...

Why I love Book Bub

When BookBub first started, I didn't pay much attention to it. I regret that now. I use BookBub all the time, not just to promote my own books, but also to discover wonderful new reading material. Here are five reasons why I love BookBub: Recommendations. I love...

Book Signing at Arkansas Yarn Co.!

I'm excited to announce that I'll be returning to Arkansas Yarn Co. on Saturday February. 22 from 11am-1pm, where I'll be signing copies of The Innkeeper's Bride.   We had a fantastic time at our last book signing in November, so don't miss out! There will be...